Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami Lakes Educational Center


Clubs and Organizations

Special activities and extracurricular clubs provide enriched learning beyond the classroom experience. An important part of MLEC School is the extra and co-curricular program. Students at MLEC have a variety of activities open to them.  There is a club for almost every interest . Every student should take part in an activity some time during high school.  Credit for school service is awarded at the end of a term. Each club  take place afterschool during a specific day of the week.

5000 Role Models
Club Description: The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is dedicated to providing the support necessary to reclaim our youth.
Sponsors: Mr. O'Brien
Meeting Location:Room 5137

African American History
Club Description: The African American History Club is dedicated to promoting the history of this fascinating culture to all students.
Sponsors: Ms. Skinner
Meeting Location:

Art Club
Club Description: The Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. All art rooms (drawing, painting, and computer) are made available to the students.
Sponsors: Ms. Soto
Meeting Location: Commercial Art Room 3360

Bible Group
Club Description: The bible group is where students can interact with likeminded peers and discuss their beliefs with one another.
Sponsors: Mr. Laguna
Meeting Location:Room 5152

Club Description: Come show off your school spirit with the Cheerleaders, who preform for all major school events.
Sponsors: Ms. Navarette
Meeting Location: Room 1156

Sponsors: Mr. Gonzalez
Meeting Location:Room 5219

Class of 2019
Sponsors: Ms. Whitby
Meeting Location:
Room 5233

Class of 2020
Sponsors: Ms. Perez
Meeting Location:
Room 5224

Class of 2021
Sponsors: Mr. Puentes
Meeting Location:
Room 5205

Class of 2022
Sponsors: Ms. Navarrete
Meeting Location:
Room 308

DANCE (Kit-Kats)
Sponsors: Germany
Meeting Location:
Room 5233

Club Description: By joining DECA members can become:

  • Academically prepared for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.
  • Community oriented by gaining an appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact on the community and world.
  • Professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards.
  • Experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.

Sponsors: Ms. Mixco
Meeting Location:
Room 52

Club Description:
To give students the opportunity to perform and work on theatrical productions as well as attend workshops,competitions and professional performances.
Sponsors: Ms. McDonald
Meeting Location:

Club Description: The Equal Rights Alliance (ERA) is a group where all LGBTQ youth and their allies can discuss their views in a safe, friendly environment.
Sponsors: Ms. Burd
Meeting Location:
Room 5235

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Club Description: Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Fun, action-packed, field trips to Orlando, Downtown, and more, thrilling competitions.
Sponsors: Ms. Whitby
Meeting Location: Room 5233

FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America)
Club Description: FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Sponsor: Ms. Swint
Meeting Location:

Sponsors: Ms. Castro
Meeting Location:
Room 3380

Club Description: HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
Sponsors: Lafrance
Meeting Location:
Room 5134

Key Club
Club Description: The purpose of this club is to provide multiple opportunities for MLEC students to make a difference in the world. Key Club members are actively engaged in a multitude of community service projects, supported by Kiwanis. Key Club's vision is to develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service.
Sponsors: Ms. DeVries
Meeting Location:Room 5214

Mu Alpha Theta
Club Description: Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with 105,000 student members in June 2014 in more than 2100 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. We recognize and encourage those students who enjoy and excel in mathematics.
Sponsors: Ms. Suarez
Meeting Location:

Club Description: The Newspaper Club is made up of staff members of our school newspaper, The Harbinger. The club provides encouragement as members travel the corridors, classrooms, and offices of our campus reporting the news that matters most to our students, staff, and community.
Sponsors: Ms. Borges
Meeting Location:
Room 5207

National Honor Society
Club Description:The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Sponsors: Ms. Desire
Meeting Location:
Room 51

Club Description: The Robotics Club provides students with the venue and the resources to share their enthusiasm and their ideas for robotics and to encourage our students to uphold the award-winning robotics tradition of Miami lakes Educational Center.
Sponsors: Mr. Kynerd
Meeting Location:
Room 3358

Club Description: Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives.
Sponsors: Ms. Burd
Meeting Location:
Room 5116

Sponsors: Mr. Moffi
Meeting Location:
Room 5229

Sponsors: Ms. Brooks
Meeting Location:
Room 5159

Sponsors: Williams
Meeting Location:
Room GYM

Club Description: Thus SECME began as a collaborative effort of school districts, engineering universities, business and industry, and government. The noble dream and determined pursuit of the founders was excellence and equity as well as needed change in K-12 education. The school-university partnership was the defining element in the original SECME “framework.” That model is, very intentionally, teacher-centered. By impacting teachers, all students benefit.
Sponsors: Williams
Meeting Location:
Room 5220

Club Description: The Technology Club is meant for students who love computers and networking and love to share ideas and projects with fellow club members.
Sponsors: Mr. Vernon
Meeting Location:
Room 3326

Women of Tomorrow
Club Description: The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities.
Sponsors: Ms. Desire
Meeting Location:
Room 51

Club Description: The yearbook club provides support, encouragement, and much-needed fun and camaraderie to those hard-working students involved in the seemingly never-ending task of archiving and memorializing our school and school year for future generations of students and alumni.
Sponsors: Ms. Borges
Meeting Location:
Room 5207